Melbourne Children’s Global Health Forum June 2022

Protecting children during infectious diseases outbreaks: a case study from the West Africa Ebola Virus Disease epidemic Dr Anna Barrett The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa was the most severe in reported history. Children were disproportionately impacted, with thousands infected, killed, or orphaned. In the initial scramble to mobilise resources and mount … Continued

Melbourne Children’s Global Health Forum May

Improving outcomes during pregnancy and childbirth for adolescents and young women living in LMICs 12:30-1:30pm AEST Thursday 5 May Online ? Register and add to your calendar Mistreatment during childbirth: experiences of adolescents and young women Associate Professor Meghan Bohren High rates of avoidable maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity in low-income and middle-income countries could … Continued

Melbourne Children’s Global Health Forum April 2022

Current perspectives on global childhood tuberculosis 12:30-1:30pm AEST Thursday 7 April 2022  Register and add to your calendar Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global health priority as a major cause of child and adolescent morbidity and mortality. In 2020, an estimated 1.1 million children developed TB. Significant progress has been made to advance child TB care … Continued

Melbourne Children’s Global Health Forum March 2022

Childhood cerebral palsy research in the majority world – epidemiology, opportunities and future directions 12:30-1:30pm AEDT Thursday 10 March 2022 Register and add to your calendar Professor Gulam Khandaker, Director Public Health Physician, Central Queensland Public Health Unit, Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service Facilitator: Dr Kate Milner, Melbourne Children’s Campus According to UNICEF’s 2020 ‘Seen, Counted, … Continued

Melbourne Children’s Global Health Events 2021

Melbourne Children’s Global Health Forum 2021 The role of Health Economics in informing policy globally Natalie Carvalho, University of Melbourne Emma Watts, Melbourne Children’s 12:30-1:30pm AEDT Monday 6 December 2021 Register Health Promoting Schools Professor Susan Sawyer, Melbourne Children’s Dr Ruth Aston, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne Dr Monika Raniti, Melbourne … Continued

The role of Health Economics in informing policy globally

12:30-1:30pm Monday 6 December 2021 Zoom registration Natalie Carvalho will introduce concepts of health economics including how health economic evidence can be used in informing policy at a national level, with a focus on infectious diseases. Showcasing examples from projects conducted alongside the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, in collaboration with partners in the Asia Pacific … Continued

Non-COVID health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

Doherty Institute – Melbourne Children’s Global Health Seminar Series 12:30-1:30pm AEDT Monday 8 November 2021 Online, Zoom registration The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect health systems globally, and there is widespread concern about the indirect impacts of COVID-19. One of the critical indirect impacts of the pandemic has been severe disruptions to the delivery and … Continued

Health Promoting Schools

  The World Health Organization’s Health Promoting Schools (HPS) framework is a whole-school approach to promoting health that recognizes the intrinsic relationship between health and education. Healthy students achieve better educational outcomes which, in turn, are associated with improved health, including later in life. Over the past two years, MCRI’s Centre for Adolescent Health, a … Continued

Caring for the carers – supporting families in fragile settings

In 2005 WHO declared ‘There is no health without mental health.’ The burgeoning field of global mental health recognises the contribution of mental health on the global burden of disease, and its common comorbidity with physical health. In paediatrics, increasing evidence has found that parent mental health, coping and self-efficacy are important predictors for treatment … Continued